View Southeast. If you know bay area geography, you should be able to spot around a dozen named peaks.
View of the various volcanos Northwest of Round Top
Round Top is a ancient volcanic peak set in the hills above Oakland, CA. It is the centerpiece of Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
, managed by the East Bay Regional Parks District. Also in the park are other small volcanos, with 2 quarry pits from former mining operations exposing the inner layers of the volcano.
The true summit is unclear, as an apparently manmade pile of rocks may be the current highest point on the broad summit plateau. However, this is one of those peaks where standing on the true summit shouldn't be much of a priority. While much of the summit is closed due to private antenna operations, and tall trees block most views, better views can be had if you walk around the outside of the fences on the Northeast side of the summit.
The rest of the park has much to offer, especially the Volcanic-Quarry Trail loop. Images are from March and April, most of the year this park will be much drier.
With advances in internet technology, rather than write out various complicated directions, here
is the link via Google
Once at the entrance, follow the fire road north. Here
is a map of the park.
Nothing out of the ordinary for a Regional Park
External LinksOfficial Sibley Website
Google Maps from Oakland Airport
Official Sibley Map